A Guide to Fuerteventura Island
Fuerteventura island is the first choice for those who like surfing or want to try out other wind sports. Even though there are strong winds on the island, it is still a good choice for a memorable beach holiday. More importantly, Fuerteventura has white-sandy beaches, beautiful cliffs and sheltered coves which make the views even more outstanding.
The island is located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa. In fact, Fuerteventura island is the second largest from the Canary Archipelago. As the island belongs to Spain and has been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, its capital is Puerto del Rosario.
The best time to go
In summer, the average temperature is about 28° Celsius degrees (82.4° Fahrenheit), but it can also drop to 20° Celsius degrees (68° Fahrenheit). During the winter months, the average temperature is around 22° Celsius degrees (71.6° Fahrenheit). Sometimes, the temperature can fall under 18° Celsius degrees (64.4° Fahrenheit).
On the other hand, prices are higher in July and August. These are the most preferred months for holidays. Thus, it might be better if you plan your holiday in spring or early summer.
Unique Experiences on Fuerteventura Island
Sit back on the Corralejo beach and explore Natural Park
The Natural Park lays along the beach of Corralejo. Moreover, the beach is about 10 km long, so it’s one of the most preferred places for windsurfers and kiteboarders.
Enjoy yourself on the El Cotillo beach
The beach is a good place for those who are seeking for an adventurous holiday. Along the beach are numerous bars and places for shopping. Also, the El Cotillo beach is a popular surfing destination.
Relax on the Isla de Lobos and hike on the Caldera Mountains
Take a boat to the Isla de Lobos and enjoy yourself. You can either have a relaxing lunch with a beautiful view or you can hike around the island. If you want to do something more challenging, you can try diving, snorkeling or surfing.
Find out interesting facts about salt from the Salt Museum
The Salt Museum is located at the entrance of a small fishing village, called Las Salinas del Carmen. If you are curious about how the salt is extracted from the sea and you would like to find out more about its importance, don’t miss it!
Visit the Sculpture Park
In Puerto del Rosario are around 100 sculptures made by different artists. Mostly they were created for the International Symposium of Sculpture.
Watch the squirrels
You can find lots of cute squirrels in Fuerteventura. The Barbary Squirrels are among the few animals on the island.
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